Moto G4 Plus Ultimately Requires Android 8.1 Oreo Update, Moto Z3 Play Android Pie Update Appears Imminent

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Moto G4 Plus Finally Gets Android 8.1 Oreo Update, Moto Z3 Play Android Pie Update Appears Imminent

Motorola is finally rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo to its Moto G4 Plus smartphone.

Yes, you read that right. It’s an upgrade to Android Oreo rather than even Android Pie like most smartphones now. The company had promised an upgrade for the smartphone back in 2017 but afterwards never actually go to pushing the update out. If you still have a Moto G4 Plus smartphone, do not be surprised to find an update notification popping up after a long moment.

Lenovo-owned Motorola initially did not include the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus in its own update program back in September 2017. A couple of days later the company clarified that there was a miscommunication and also the Oreo upgrade will roll out for the G4 Plus. Motorola also mentioned that since this was an unplanned update, it might take some time to fit it to the upgrade program. The company took near 17 weeks to provide this update.

The Moto Z3 Perform is just another smartphone that’s likely to acquire a software update soon. The business back in August 2018 intended to upgrade eight smartphones to Android Pie along with the Moto Z3 Play was among these. Motorola has printed Pie release notes to the Z3. There is no news of the Moto Z3 Play receiving the Pie upgrade yet which means it is in the pipeline and may be pop up any time soon.

A closer look in the release notes doesn’t disclose anything special but also the usual Android Pie attributes. These include a new UI, one-button navigation gestures, updated volume controllers, temporary rotation key and screenshot editing. Motorola did not release the Moto Z3 Perform in India.

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